Hidden Cost Update
Yesterday, I asked which official, “before the war, put the cost [of Iraq] in the low single-digit billions.” This is what I was vaguely recalling:
On April 23, 2003, Andrew S. Natsios, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, laid out in a televised interview the costs to U.S. taxpayers of rebuilding Iraq. “The American part of this will be $1.7 billion,” he said. “We have no plans for any further-on funding for this.”
Thanks to Melanie for the reminder.